By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times.
California may not be a member of the United Nations, but it will have a heavy footprint in December at the world summit on climate change in Paris.
Lawmakers attending the summit
Eight Democratic state lawmakers are expected to accompany Gov. Jerry Brown to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:
Senate leader Kevin de León of Los Angeles
He has made climate-change legislation a priority. In October, Brown signed his measure to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency. Three years ago, the governor signed De León's bill to invest in low-income communities with revenue from the cap-and-trade program, which imposes state fees on polluters.